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by Zander
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: A Masterpiece - Shimano's Metanium MGL 150B Baitcaster

tywithay wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Can't wait to get my XG on the water. Feels amazing just playing around at the house
Sweet! I'm still on the backorder list for an XG! I love the HG for general use but want the XG for topwater and punching in the Delta.
by Zander
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Cast Control Unlike Any Other: 13 Fishing Launches the Innovative Z SLIDE Baitcaster
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Cast Control Unlike Any Other: 13 Fishing Launches the Innovative Z SLIDE Baitcaster

Looks like a great feature for catching your line on when you get a backlash. Hope it works better than it looks. That is a good point! I've spooled up the test reels and started casting with them yesterday. It hasn't happened yet but will definitely note that if it occurs during casting or when fi...
by Zander
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together

Thank you all for the kindness, and support, and hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. You guys rock! Stay safe and healthy all! :D
by Zander
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:07 pm
#stayhome

or go fishing alone :)
Well said bronzeback! =D>
by Zander
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: A Message to Our Readers - Let's Tackle This Together

It is times like this where, the ability to read on new and through old reviews and articles on equipment helps to brighten ones day. I certainly have enjoyed this site and the connections that I have made with other people have helped me grow in a sport I've loved since I was a child. Thank you gu...
by Zander
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: More Bang for the Buck : The Shimano SLX DC Baitcaster Series

Cal, Why do you think this reel only has 5 ball bearings? I know, many years ago, Shimano said their manuf. tolerances were so close that more ball bearings weren't needed, but they now have 11 bearings in their flagship reels, so what has changed? Hi Mark, I reviewed this particular reel and can h...
by Zander
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel

I gotta be honest, I like the weird colors. I love those special edition megabass reels with funky colors and wish more manufacturers would do it Yeah, I really wasn't sure about it when I first heard about it, especially the crazy color combo, but it has definitely grown on me. Hard not to smile w...
by Zander
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Re: Anything but Ordinary – Okuma’s Limited Edition Chroma Spinning Reel

If I’m honest I looked for it It’s sold out in the places I looked on it’s sold out at okuma website It is sold out globally, and it looks like most of the reels made it to global markets. I confirmed that Okuma US does have 50 more coming which will be sold on a first come first serve basis on the...
by Zander
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos
Replies: 12
Views: 4602

Re: Shimano and G.Loomis Launch Limited Edition Bantam MGL & IMX-Pro Combos

Bronzeye wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 am
Anybody know what the guide ring material is for this rod (or if not, for other IMX Pro JWR's)? The material is not specified on the manufacturer's page for this combo or for IMX Pro rods.
Hi Bronzeye, the IMX-PRO rods make use of Fuji K Frames and alconite class guides.
by Zander
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Great piece sir. I'm getting one. Thanks. Ps: I think you also traveled back with a Complex CI4. I'll be interested in your thoughts. Well done. Thanks Travis, yup brought back a Complex from Tokyo and have been fishing it quite a bit over the last two weeks, and really liking it. The drag isn't qu...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thanks Slazmo for identifying a pic that was being pulled from the SLX article ](*,) . It has now been updated on page 3 of the Antares review.
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Dalleinf wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Also, are there truly people out there who do not want to know the spool weight :shock: :shock: :shock: :D
Lol, Right?!! :lol: I personally find spool weights, and how line affects overall weight/balance fascinating. :D
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Thank you for the review. I will ask you to consider this (your own words) in relation to the many TT reviews: “It is always amusing to me when I watch some youtube videos of cast comparisons, or see arguments about how far reels cast, and whether one can out-cast another, and how max casting dista...
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:19 am
Thanks for the response and again, the great write up. I might have missed some of that information on my first speed read. You just cost me a five spot..thanks!
Lol :lol: , sorry to fuel the addiction!
Tight Lines, Z
by Zander
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: TT Reviews
Topic: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Re: One for the Enthusiasts: The Shimano Antares A70 Baitcaster with MGIII

Hard to please Danes aside :lol: jkjk I thought this was one of the better TT reviews, possibly because I have been interested in this reel as my 2nd stab at owning a Shimano. It was great to see the internals and what constituted the 220 gram weight in such a small package. For me, I would be look...